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Feds say Rowland got a fair trial

Douglas Healey File Photo Former Gov. John Rowland
Former Gov. John Rowland (Douglas Healey file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Prosecutors filed court documents Friday rejecting former Gov. John Rowland’s claim they withheld evidence that could have helped Rowland fight the corruption charges a jury found him guilty of in September.

The former governor’s recent convictions stem from work the government says he did for candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley’s 2012 congressional campaign. A jury found him guilty of conspiring to hide his pay from regulators through a sham contract with her husband. Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty to related charges last year.

But a judge put sentencing hearings for both Rowland and Wilson-Foley on hold because of conflicting accounts from Wilson-Foley and the prosecution team. As a result, lawyers for all three parties have been trading legal filings in a prolonged post-conviction dispute.

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